“Success for All” is the motto of QSI Schools. Personal habits and the ability to interact successfully with others are deemed as valuable as the knowledge and competencies students learn. Success orientations are actively encouraged in virtually all areas of the school curriculum with the view of making them a vital part of one’s life pattern. Evaluations of the success orientations are limited to situations within the jurisdiction of the school and are made by a consensus of the professional staff members.
Evaluations and rewards for student progress should take place as soon as possible after mastery is demonstrated for each unit outcome.
The three basic premises of performance-based education are:
a) All Students can succeed;
b) Success breeds success;
c) It is the school's responsibility to provide the conditions for the student's success.
With this in mind, Quality Schools International does not accept mediocre (grade of "C") or poor (grade of "D" or "F") work. The grades of "A" and "B" are mastery grades and indicate that a student has successfully mastered the learning objective and is ready to build on that learning. In view of the above comments, the evaluations issued in the written status reports are defined as the infographic.
In the Secondary program, students are granted one credit for mastery of each unit outcome which is credentialed "A" or "B". Thus, ten credits correspond to one "Carnegie Unit" as used by many American secondary schools. Because Quality Schools International encourages continued learning, if students receive an evaluation of "B" on a unit outcome, they may continue to work independently in that outcome and request another opportunity to demonstrate a higher level of mastery. If demonstrated, the evaluation may be changed from a "B" to an "A" within the same school year. Evaluations, called status reports, are issued to all students five times each year (at the end of each "quintile") along with student narratives, (at the end of term 1 and term 3). However, parents may request a status report and narratives for their child at any time.